"There is such a place as fairyland -but only children can find the way to it.
And they do not know that it is fairyland until they have grown so old that they forgot the way.
One bitter day, when they seek it and cannot find it,
they will realize what they have lost, and that it is the tragedy of life.
On that day the gates of Eden are shut behind them and the age of gold is over.
Henceforth, they must dwell in the common light of common day.
Only a few who remain children at heart, can ever find that fair, lost path again;
and blessed are they above mortals.
They, only they, can bring us tidings from that dear country where we once sojourned and from which we must evermore be exiles.
The world calls them its singers and poets and artists and story-tellers, but they are just people who have never forgotten the way to fairyland." ~ LM Montgomery, The Story Girl
(a sweet read for fellow Anne of Green Gables fans!)